OUTDOOR NOTEBOOK: DNR to fly deer and elk surveys


The Department of Natural Resources soon will be flying its annual aerial surveys for the Kittson County and Grygla, Minn., elk herds, the DNR reported.

The DNR last winter tallied 28 elk near Grygla, down from 40 during the previous survey in 2010. Last year's count was below the DNR's management goal, which calls for a pre-calving population of 33 to 38 elk, and so the agency last fall didn't offer an elk season near Grygla.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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